Family Programs

Family Programs

Funtastic Families
The City of St. John's thinks families are fantastic and provides a variety of opportunities for different types of families. Some of the programs you must pre-register and others are drop in. Many of our family activities are special events, where families of all ages can spend time 'playing' and being active together
 
Family Easter Parade
Family & Friends Learn To Knit
MOVE IT
Fall Outdoor Adventure
Special Events
National Child Week
Family Swims
Family Scavenger Hunt
Snow Play
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Family Easter Parade

Join us for an old fashioned easter parade with the easter bunny through beautiful Bowring Park. Wear your Easter bonnet or bunny ears and hop on through the special activity areas along the way. The parade will end with a tour of the new Bowring Park Pool House and some Easter activities and treats.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 (weather dependent)
2 to 3 p.m.
Bowring Park, meet at the fountain pond just inside the west gate
ALL ages

         

Family and Friends Learn To Knit

People that play together, stay together! Spend quality time with a family member or friend while learning to knit.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost includes supplies for the first two weeks.

Wednesdays, March 22 to May 3, 2017
Quidi Vidi Village Plantation
$50
To Register click here

Move IT

Get outside and MOVE IT with the whole family! City staff will be on site to get you moving with a number of FUN activities for everyone in the family regardless of age or ability - plus it's FREE. 

Saturday, July 15 and August 5, 2017
Bowring Park
1 to 3 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Sunday, July 29 and August 19, 2017
Bannerman Park
1 to 3 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

Fall Outdoor Adventure

On October 2, 2016 approximately 400 people attended Rotary "Sunshine" Park to hike the trails, try archery, hut construction, orienteering, games and sand play- all for free!

Rotary 'Sunshine' Park
Sunday, October 2, 2016  
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

                                                          
           

Special Events

There are a number of Family and Special Events offered by the City of St. John's, click here for more information.

National Child Week Activities: 'Celebrate Kids!'

The City of St. John's Division of Recreation is recognizing National Child Day and celebrating the rights of children with activities for children and families throughout the second week of November.

Family Swims

Please see the City pools Swim Schedule
 
Family Scavenger Hunt

Did you know there was a sundial in Bowring Park? Did you know that the Caribou Monument was a tribute to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment from World War One?  On Sunday, May 1, 2016 approximately 250 people attended the Family Scavenger Hunt in Bowring Park to learn interesting facts about the park and enjoyed the beautiful sunny day. 

If you have any comments to share about the event email recreation@stjohns.ca and for more family fun activities keep checking this webpage.

         
         

 
Snow Play

Check back later for information on the Snow Play activities in February.

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Participaction - Make Room For Play

    

Have an idea for a family program or for more information, please email recreation@stjohns.ca or call 709-576-8388.